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I decided it was high time I cleaned up my sewing room! I do like order and cleanliness, I really do. However, it would seem like there is a little devil in my room when I want to create a new design. It must make sure to pull out every scrap of fabric I have and scatter it about so that is not a bare spot in the room. Spools of thread scatter and scissors are buried some where underneath the piles. Sparks of creativity then seem to flow. I manage to get something sewn, not always am I happy with the results. This then goes in the pile of I will do something with it later. There is a pattern here, I can’t bear to throw out fabric!

If I make a quilt or pillow shams and there are scraps left, I know I will do something with it later. Later is here and I decided a good use for some of the scraps would be purses. Quite a few of them that I made lately I don’t have here to take pictures of and share with you. Our youngest daughter was home for the holidays taking a break from college and she felt it her duty to help me out by taking them with her.

 

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The purse pictured above is from scraps left over from making quilted pillow shams a couple of years ago. Yes I knew I wouldn’t let that go to waste! Success!

 

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The lace was left over too. However, I had to buy some grey fabric to line it with. It is a vicious circle huh!  I would like to only buy as much fabric as I need at a time, there is that devil again.

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I added inside pockets and magnetic snaps.

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Here is my 2017 Tea Towel design at Spoonflower. I think it has a vintage feel to it. Of course I love the colors! Last year I designed my first tea towel calendar and it got such a great response I had to create one for 2017. Hope you like it.

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Butterwick B5211 bohemian rhapsody -cross from the Bohemian Rhapsody Collection

Butterwick B5211 bohemian rhapsody -cross from the Bohemian Rhapsody Collection

New Look 6000 with Hannah LaChance Houndstooth

New Look 6000 with Hannah LaChance Houndstooth

Simplicity Pattern 1778 LSU colors

Simplicity Pattern 1778 LSU colors

Simplicity  2053 with Bohemian Rhapsody Stripes

Simplicity 2053 with Bohemian Rhapsody Stripes

Butterwick 5211 using two of the designs in the Hannah LaChance Collection

Butterwick 5211 using two of the designs in the Hannah LaChance Collection

It has been quite a while since I have posted anything. All great plans of mice and men huh? During the holidays we got to spend time with all our kids, usually that is not a problem as they live so close to us. Our youngest daughter, after much soul searching decided to go back to school and get her PhD. Her goal is to become a Professor and she chose LSU to get her degree. So we don’t get to see her as much as we would like. While she was home for the holidays we decided to spend some time sewing dresses for her that we had been planning to do for over a year. We had picked fabric designs from some of my fabric collections which then collected dust for a while until we both had time to work on them. I do enjoy sewing and Rebecca enjoys learning to sew. I will say I don’t spend as much time sewing clothing as I use to. Now a days, mostly I only have time to sew home décor or quilts. Together Rebecca and I managed to sew 5 dresses for her to take back to LSU. For one of the dresses I had designed the fabric using LSU colors. I don’t think the photo captured the colors quite as good as I would have liked. However we did not have that much time for photos with her busy schedule here trying to catch up with family and friends. My dress fabric designs were printed on Performance Knit at Spoonflower.com they are of course available to anyone who wishes to purchase them. One dress I had envisioned using two designs from my Hannah LaChance collection, so I used the basic pattern then  changed it to include the two designs. I think it ended up reminding us of Downton Abbey.

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Whitney Farms

Whitney Farms

My latest entry in the weekly Spoonflower design contest. The theme for this contest is Farm Tools.
I had great fun designing this collection. Having been literally born on a farm and living on one now, I can relate to farm tools and all things country. I hope you enjoy this design, I will be posting the coordinating designs soon too. This contest starts Thursday afternoon June 19, 2014. If you really enjoy this design I would appreciate your vote. Just go to http://www.spoonflower.com/welcome on the left of the page you should see the place to vote. Thank you so much!

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